Power Boating For Dummies
Part I: Getting On the Right Boating Track.
Chapter 1: Powering Up to Be a Boater.
Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Boat Type and Engine for Your Boating Needs.
Chapter 3: Finding and Buying the Right Boat for You.
Chapter 4: Accessorizing Your Boat for Safety and Fun.
Part II: Safely Operating Your Boat.
Chapter 5: Towing Your Boat and Maintaining Your Trailer.
Chapter 6: Launching and Loading Your Trailered Boat.
Chapter 7: Hitting the Open Water: Driving Your Boat.
Chapter 8: Docking, Rafting Up, and Anchoring.
Part III: With Much Boating Fun Comes Much Responsibility.
Chapter 9: Rules Do Apply: Navigating to Avoid Collisions and Confusion.
Chapter 10: Finding Your Way on the Water.
Chapter 11: Navigating Bad Weather.
Chapter 12: Preparing for and Handling Boating Emergencies.
Part IV: Keeping Your Boat Shipshape.
Chapter 13: Keeping Up with Routine Boat Maintenance.
Chapter 14: Getting Your Boat Ready for Winter and Spring.
Chapter 15: Repairing Leaks and Other Damage to Your Boat.
Part V: Enjoying Your Boat.
Chapter 16: Finding a Safe Harbor for Your Boat.
Chapter 17: The Well-Fed Boater.
Chapter 18: Getting Your Feet Wet with Boat Clubs.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Tactics That Separate Pros from Amateurs.
Chapter 20: Ten Important Items to Keep Onboard.
Chapter 21: Ten (Plus Two) Mechanical Checks for Buying a Pre-Owned Boat.